India, 1942-1943

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Title

India, 1942-1943

Creator

Contributor

Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1968

Description

Film in black and white and color taken by Chinese Air Force Interpreter P.Y. Shu (no sound). The footage was recorded by Shu as he traveled with Col. Claire Chennault to aid the Chinese Air Force in training and establishing the American Volunteer Group (AVG). The footage documents Shu's travel and family as well as Chennault's and the AVG's activities during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Time-stamped scene list: 00:00 (black and white film) Aerial shot of clouds. Grou pof Westerners in a city in Burma (Myanmar). View of a city. 01:00 Chinese officers including "Tiger" Wang Shuming arrive at train station. Wang and three British (?) offiers walk along street. 01:28 A building and city in India. 01:37 Wang and British soldiers inspect an empty airfield. 02:05 Scenes of a city. The group visit a zoo. Animals in the zoo. People, street, buildings, parks and camels in a city of Burma. 05:30 (color film) City in Burma. People, street traffic, buildings, camels. 07:28 "Tiger" Wang and a British officer. Train station. More traffic, trolleys and buildings. More animals, including kagaroos, birds, deer, otters, zebra. 09:25 (black and white film) Aerial view. Clouds, river and field, nose of plane. 09:47 Twin-engine American planes land on an airfield. 10:14 Chennault and others in front of a cargo plane. Chennault talks to American officers by a biplane. American soldiers in front of a barrack. 10:42 Scene of a city of Burma. Camel carriage. Crowd on a street. Buildings and statues, garden. Lion in a cage. 12:18 Aerial view on flight to India. Temples, parks, city, dam, river in India.

Coverage

World War II

Date

1942/1943

Rights

In Copyright

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Identifier

Shu-136

Format

video/mp21

Type

Moving Image

Language

eng
chi

Citation

P.Y. Shu, “India, 1942-1943,” Digital Collections, accessed February 21, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/53328.
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